MADISON – While Foxconn began to move dirt months ago in preparation for its $10 billion investment in the U.S., the company hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday, bringing international attention to southeastern Wisconsin. Attended by President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Governor Scott Walker, the event officially signifies Foxconn’s commitment to Wisconsin.
Shortly after the groundbreaking event, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) President & CEO Kurt R. Bauer released the following statement:
“Make no mistake, Foxconn’s new facility is a historic win for Wisconsin, and it will provide economic benefits for decades to come. Our state has always been known as a manufacturing and agricultural powerhouse, but thanks to Foxconn, the world now knows we are a hub for high-tech industry.
“Foxconn will provide Wisconsin with 13,000 family supporting jobs that are focused on the future of manufacturing. This state of the art facility will drive the industry forward, and it will encourage more companies and people to locate in our great state.
“We are proud that Foxconn has decided to call Wisconsin its North American home. Today’s groundbreaking shows that not only does our state have a rich manufacturing history, it will have a bright future in high-tech, advanced manufacturing.”
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